BYU's Museum of Art recently opened a new contemporary photography exhibit entitled "Contemporary Spaces: Underlying Culture."
The exhibit brings together five contemporary artists — Doug Dubois, Louise Lawler, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Doug Hall and Georges Rousse — who use photography as a means of exploring ideas related to sense of place, cultural identity, human interaction and the nature of artistic expression in contemporary urban life.
The photographers featured in the exhibit move beyond mere observation, using the camera to actively interpret and define visual space. Photography becomes a decoder of information, a tool that helps create personal meaning of the structure of the physical environment.
"Contemporary Spaces: Underlying Culture" will be on display at the museum through Feb. 21, 2004. The exhibit is free.